University of Vermont

CALS Curriculum Committee

CALS Curriculum Committee

Committee Members


Douglas Johnson, MMG Honors College Representative
Laura Almstead, PBIO 2013-2016
Jane Petrillo, CDAE 2014-2017
Sarah Heiss, CDAE 2015-2018
Paul Kindstedt, NFS, Chair 2015-2018
Jenny Wilkinson, ASCI 2015-2018


  • Reviews and evaluates all proposed changes to the curriculum of specific academic programs, including additions or deletions of courses, name changes of courses, academic programs or academic departments, modifications of courses including changes in number of credit hours, cross-listing of courses, or change in course level or program designators.
  • Reviews and evaluates all proposed changes to requirements of individual degree programs, and the general degree requirements of the College.
  • Maintains clear guidelines for the mechanisms to propose changes to courses, programs or degree requirements.  These guidelines should be reviewed and evaluated on an annual basis, or as requested by the Dean.
  • Is empowered to solicit additional clarifying information from sponsoring units or academic departments, as necessary to evaluate proposals for curriculum change.
  • Shall advise the Dean and appropriate Department Chairpersons of the Curriculum Committee’s evaluation of proposals for curriculum change.
  • Shall provide both a written and oral summary of the Curriculum Committee’s recommendations at meetings of college members
  • Shall address other appropriate curricular matters as requested by the Dean.


Proposal for an M.S. in Food Systems


Questions about this committee should be directed to the chair, Paul Kindstedt.

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